There’s been a strong push to move from fossil fuels to electrical vehicles in recent years and all for the right reasons of lowering our impact on the environment. While we’ve seen a lot of progress in terms of electric cars on roads, things seemed to be moving a bit slower in the aviation sector. However, the Sweden-based air mobility startup Heart Aerospace has shared some fresh news. The company has introduced an electric drivetrain and new battery technology, which will be used in its upcoming airliner.
Heart Aerospace’s first electric airliner to be operational by 2026
Heart Aerospace previously announced that its upcoming all-electric aircraft ES-19 will sport a range of 400km with 215 knots of top speed. The airliner is also claimed to be capable of operating from shorter runways that are just 750 meters long. The new electric drivetrain, coupled with the new battery technology, will be able to push the aircraft to achieve a reasonable range, claims the company. The notable strides in battery development is being attributed to the automotive industry, which has shown notable progress in the recent years.